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Egyptian Theatre to bring history seminar to NIU

Egyptian Theatre to bring history seminar to NIU

Parker Otto

February 17, 2020

DeKALB – Students at NIU will have an opportunity to learn about The Egyptian Theatre and the relevance it has within the DeKalb community. The Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., in the midst of celebrating its 90-year anniversary, will be hosting a learning session at 5 p.m. Monday at Barsema Hall...

Common Grounds to host a ‘happy little’ Bob Ross paint night

Common Grounds to host a 'happy little' Bob Ross paint night

Parker Otto

February 17, 2020

DeKALB – Patrons of Common Grounds Coffeeshop, Books and Beans will be able to emulate Bob Ross at the Bob Ross Night event from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.The event is open to the public at Common Grounds, 131 E. Lincoln Highway, and the cost to participate is $10. This will cover the cost of art su...

‘If it works out, I’ve rebuilt a music scene:’ Music collective books local artists

Jace Pesina, founder of the College Town Music Collective, introduces KULE Saturday at Byer's Brewing Company, 230 E. Lincoln Highway.

Noah Thornburgh

February 16, 2020

DeKALB — Jace Pesina, 23, pushed open a metal door to the cavernous sound of wheels on pavement inside Fargo Skatepark. The after-school crowd of kids in helmets and wrist-guards were filling up the place as Pesina explained the plan.“This ramp will double as the stage,” he said, pointing to a...

‘Birds of Prey’ proves to one of the best DC extended universe movies so far

Jacob Baker

February 15, 2020

“Birds of Prey” marks the eighth film in the DC extended universe and proves to be one of its best through its devilishly good time, memorable performances, impressive stunt choreography and vibrant color palette. Being a spiritual sequel to 2016’s “Suicide Squad,” Warner Bros. took the best...

Unpopular Opinion: Top 40 music

Jack Baudoin

February 12, 2020

The Top 40 list has been coming out since 1970, showing the nation the 40 current most popular songs. On modern Top 40 lists, the songs tend to be in a similar genre with very similar song structures.In my unpopular opinion, there is music that is much more diverse and impressive that should be on the...

Americana musician to visit DeKalb Library

Northern Star Staff

February 12, 2020

DeKALB — Musician Dave Ramont will perform from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the DeKalb Public Library. The event is free. Ramont, a Chicago native, is a guitarist who specializes in Americana music, according to Ramont's official website. Americana is a musical genre that bends elements of country, blues...

Four Poets, One Mic preview

Four Poets, One Mic preview

Jacob Baker

February 11, 2020

DeKALB —  Four Poets, One Mic is hosting A Def Poetry Jam For the Culture from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb 24 at the Cavan auditorium in Gabel Hall. The event will use the art of poetry to highlight inequalities within America. Primarily focusing on racism, several poets will discuss the past and present, accor...

Pi Sigma Epsilon offers tools and networking opportunities to members

Pi Sigma Epsilon offers tools and networking opportunities to members

Parker Otto

February 11, 2020

Pi Sigma Epsilon, while centered in marketing and sales, is a co-ed fraternity that offers tools and networking opportunities for students of any major looking to increase their chances of gaining employment after graduating.NIU’s Gamma Zeta chapter of the national fraternity is currently led by presid...

Local antique stores carry unique treasures

Local antique stores carry unique treasures

Parker Otto

February 11, 2020

The smell of incense and the sight of clothing from previous generations and artifacts of the past greet anyone who enters an antique store. Collecting antiques has become more popular in the last few years, Antique Treasures owner Mara Metzger said. With multiple stores with different specialties, ...

Aromatherapy tips to improve health

Kennedy Jones

February 11, 2020

Aromatherapy is used to improve the health of the body, mind and spirit with aromatic essential oils. Aromatherapy has gained popularity among young adults over the years in forms of diffusers, bathing products, lotions and more. Every essential oil has an array of heath benefits, and combining oils ...

French film festival comes to NIU

Jacob Baker

February 11, 2020

DeKALB — Tournées Film Festival: French Films on Campus will be hosted by the World Languages and Culture department Thursday though March 5, providing an opportunity for DeKalb residents to experience some of the best of French cinema.Films will be shown weekly in the Cole Hall Auditorium for fr...

How to make French toast in a mug

How to make French toast in a mug

Kennedy Jones

February 11, 2020

FRENCH TOAST IN A MUGFrench Toast in a Mug is an easy microwave dish to make in your residence hall or apartment that tastes great.  Start to finish: 4-5 minutesServings:11 egg3 tablespoons of milkcinnamon2-3 slices of breadA microwave safe mugA mixing bowlAll of the ingredients listed above can be found in any local store...